We organize and execute programs throughout the year. Here are a few of our major programs and events.
Core Kids Winter program
This is a fun educational conservation program for elementary school children. Ages 6-12. The children learn about outdoor recreation in the greater Chicago land area during winter. Families travel all around Chicago to learn and experience museums, parks, forest preserves, and lakes to touch, play, learn, and explore.
Beaubien Woods Celebration Day
Beaubien Woods Environmental Celebration Day is a one of a kind event because of its collaboration with over 25 different organizations. Organizations like the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Field Museum, Friends of the Forest Preserves and Chicago Housing Authority and many more play a major role in making this event happen.
Youth Conservation Conference Internship
We take 15-25 interns every year and figuratively throw them into the conservation arena. The premise of the YCC program is to provide a continuous professional environment in which youth learn science techniques, management, teamwork and leadership skills. Interns gain the skills necessary to identify, reclaim and protect precious and limited urban recreational waters, wetlands, and parklands.
The Kid’s Fest is a large outdoor expo where families learn about boating, camping and fishing. There are dozens of vendor booths, environmental learning stations, and activities such as canoeing, fishing and much more. Families get to explore their local Forest Preserve and learn about wonderful outdoor activities awaiting their community.
CORI kids summer program
The Coastal Outdoor Recreation Initiative is a program concentrating on coastal health and sport recreation. We emphasize science and sport techniques of the professional sports of archery and tournament fishing. The classes are fast paced and geared towards developing entry level skills within this arena of outdoor activity.
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